Communications Service Historical Data

created by: Ricky D. Nichols, CS, #4120, DPS Sherman

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1935

Bureau of Communications was created by the 44th Texas Legislature.
The documentation is: Acts 1935, 44th Legislature, page 444, Chapter 181, Section 1.

  1. The director, with the advice and consent of the commission, shall appoint the chief of the bureau of communications.
  2. The bureau of communications shall:
    1. Provide for the rapid exchange between law enforcement agencies of the state, counties, municipalities, other states, and the federal government of information concerning the commission of crimes and the detection of violators of the law; and
    2. establish and operate, in coordination with state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies, a state roads blockade system.
  3. If funds are provided, the bureau of communications may install and operate a police radio broadcasting information concerning the activities and functions of the law enforcement agencies of the state, counties, and municipalities. The bureau shall cooperate with county and municipal police authorities and police radio stations in this state and other states.
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1937

Tele-typewriter machines were installed in Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Tyler, Dallas and Amarillo (some at State owned facilities, others at Police Departments)

DPS RADIO STATION "KTXA" DPS Austin opened.

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1959
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1963
28 ASR at the HQ complex

28 ASR at the HQ complex

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1970
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1971
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1973
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1974-1975
AT&T Mod 40

AT&T Mod 40

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Texarkana 1976

Texarkana 1976

 

 

 

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